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Rutgers 96, Fairleigh Dickinson 75

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Ron Harper Jr. had a career-high 30 points with efficient 11-of-16 shooting, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, and Jacob Young finished with 24 points and seven assists as No. 24 Rutgers beat Fairleigh Dickinson 96-75.

Fairleigh Dickinson led by as many as seven points at 26-19 with 8:45 left in the first half after a 3-pointer by Brandon Rush. From there, Rutgers clamped down defensively.

Young hit a 3-pointer to give Rutgers a 29-28 lead after trailing much of the first half. The Scarlet Knights extended the lead over the final 5:20, ahead 47-33 at the break and closing the half with a 28-7 run.

Montez Mathis added 15 points for Rutgers (2-0) as the Scarlet Knights led by as many as 26 in the second half.

P.O. Racine had 14 points and 11 rebounds for FDU (0-2), while Rush and Jahil Jenkins each scored 16 points.

Joe Munden Jr.'s layup got FDU within single digits at 62-53 with 13:42 to play, but the Knights never got closer.


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Associated Press


November 27, 2020


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